Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day from Goorus Yoga!

This year, ditch the golf balls (by the way, yoga can help improve your Dad’s golf game) and show your dad you really care about his health, and go for one of the following great Father’s Day gift ideas:

Satisfy your Dad’s fascination for sports with interviews from more than 20 pros, all of whom are enthusiastic yoga practitioners with this terrific book:  Real Men Do Yoga: 21 Star Athletes Reveal Their Secrets for Strength, Flexibility and Peak Performance by John Capouya.

Any yoga DVD from Rodney Yee is going to be an excellent gift, but I highly recommend Beginner’s Yoga with Rodney Yee or Back Care Yoga with Rodney Yee.

Give your Dad the Taj Mahal of yoga mats!  Swing by Goorus and pick up a brand new Manduka Black Mat Pro.  Besides coming with a lifetime guarantee, the Manduka Black Mat Pro has a thick cushion and a non-slip bottom so it works even for hot yoga.  It is incredibly sturdy, which is crucial when attempting new poses.  The combination of cushioning and sturdiness makes a real difference on backs, knees, and elbows.  And even when you sweat all over it, the mat doesn’t get gross and sticky.

Finally, consider practicing alongside your Dad at Goorus for Father's Day, or give him a gift certificate so that he can begin a regular yoga practice (again, hopefully at Goorus!). Susan Cambigue-Tracey is leading a special Father's Day Practice on Sunday, June 19 from 5:30 to 6:55pm.  Sandy Seufert will play live cello as an accompaniment to the practice.  Non-members can participate for $15/class.

Gretchen Lightfoot

A Yoga Alliance RYT-500, Gretchen trained with Carmen Fitzgibbon, Thomas Taubman, and Gigi Snyder of YogaWorks in Los Angeles. Gretchen’s teaching experience includes YogaWorks, Neutrogena, Fancy Feet Dance Studio, the Palisades Library, the Palisades Rec Center, and one-on-one work with a number of private clients throughout LA.

Gretchen’s classes vary in style. Her weekday morning classes run from a balanced, all-level flow to a chilled-out yin practice, to an Iyengar-style wall practice. Sunday morning flow tends to be a little more energetic (expect music). Regardless of the style, Gretchen encourages practitioners to listen to their bodies and modify where needed.